In October 2018 I traveled to Bhutan and this trip fundamentally changed my life and became a blessing in so many ways . In short I re-discovered my passion for nature an sustainability , for photography , for traveling with likeminded people and for learning about new places , cultures , people and religions in such a way that I decided to create a company call Life is a photo trip to invite other people to live this kind of experiences around the world.
Each one of the 14 days that I spent in Nepal and Bhutan was better than the previous one. I discovered myself traveling happy, curious, alive, intensively present, alert and interested in everything and everybody that was around me .Of course all was planned in this sacred tour, but I did not know what it was going to be about in detail , what new discovery, angle or place I was going to be in . This naturally fed my sense of adventure, exploration . and discovery and gave me an everyday excitement that kept growing day by day
But apart from the tourist rush of discovering new places and people, something else happened.
Bhutan and Nepal put me in contact with myself also as an spirit and allow me to value more the present moment , don’t hold resentments against people or the past, Be thankful of all the blessings that Mother Nature and people around you make possible every day , and have gratitude for the love you give and the love that you receive.
An encounter with death. To be honest I never had such a close encounter with death as I had in this trip. When in Kathmandu, we went to visit a cremation place for both Hindus and Bhuddists. In this ritual, the family of the dead person gathers around him and after praying for him and celebrate his life they set fire to his body and let him go into the river. This was for me a very confronting experience, to see the body of the person on fire right in front of my eyes. A sign of impermanence. Our bodies are here today but they will eventually be reduced to ashes literally.